Opinion

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Indiana "religious freedom" bill: bad for state and my family

"It appalls me that our legislators used my tax dollars to create, lobby for, and now defend a law that opens the door for discrimination against gays and lesbians."

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Selma, then and now: reflections on an American story

Selma 1965 represents the worst and best of America: our home-grown terrorism and abuses of power, AND the immense courage and persistence that can bring about change.

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Why black and brown lives matter for all lives

On Feb. 20, a police officer shot and killed Mexican national Rubén García Villalpando on the side of a highway outside Dallas.

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Lesbians who chose visibility: Unsung heroes of women's movement

You don't always recognize heroes by how many bows they take or by the awards bestowed upon them.

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The significance of the Howard Morgan victory for our movement

We saw from the very beginning that we would have to build a mass protest movement to to free Howard Morgan, and we did just that.

 

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Turning Ferguson outrage into united action for justice

Civil rights groups call for a completion of the Justice Department's investigation, and the NAACP calls for a "Journey for Justice" from Ferguson to Jefferson City.

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Op-Ed roundup: Failure of Republicans to act is why Obama must

The only reason President Obama has to act on immigration reform is that House Speaker John Boehner won't.

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Packed house at 3rd annual Vito Marcantonio Forum

Vito Marcantonio (1902­-1954) was a fourteen-term Congressman from East Harlem.

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A special prosecutor a must in Michael Brown case

The goal of selective leaking of information seems be to influence public opinion prior to the completion of the grand jury's work.

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Cop stop: Driving while gay

The police officer ordered us all out of the car. Shortly, another police car pulled up and two more officers joined the first.

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